I relate to Pearl in a lot of ways but one of the things I probably relate to most is her uncanny ability to stick her foot in her mouth and say the absolutely wrong thing in any situation, especially when actively trying to be helpful
The thing about witchcraft,“ said Mistress Weatherwax, "is that it’s not like school at all. First you get the test, and then afterwards you spend years findin’ out how you passed it. It’s a bit like life in that respect
For reals though, humans are ridiculously adaptable. Half the time instead of just fixing something, we go out out of our way to change our behavior to avoid dealing the dang thing.
My door swells during the winter. It has since I was around eight. Instead of figuring out how to fix it, I just kick my door extra hard to get it open.
When my sister’s laptop was starting to go south, it wouldn’t completely start up, but the mouse would do this weird thing and then she always knew to do a hard restart to get it to boot up.
I’ve heard that Stephen Hawking was so used to predicting his predict text that when it got upgraded it messed him up.
There’s that one scene in Mary Poppins and a vague mirror of that scene in the Doctor Who Pompeii episode where the house quakes regularly and everyone just takes up their stations to keep things from falling over and breaking.
Humans are nuts.
clicked an old chant of his people under his breath while running the usual efficiency tests. It shouldn’t take too long, then he’d be able to-
He blinked his three eyes in surprise and ran the numbers again.
They came back the same. There was a whole seven deneb discrepancy from the normal parameters. Menah-Tal snorted. So much for his poetry slam in the rec room.
Menah-Tal traced the discrepancy to Brett’s station in engineering. He blinked. Surely Brett couldn’t be so blind as to let his station be out of alignment. He snorted crossly again.
Brett was at his station when Menah-Tal walked into engineering.
“Brett, your station is out of alignment, making it seven deneb slower from the rest of engineering. How could you let such a discrepancy happen?”
Brett looked up.
“Oh that’s probably my interface. My panel’s been acting up a bit lately. I’ve been thinking about replacing it. Maybe on the weekend-”
“But seven whole deneb …” spluttered Menah-Tal.
“Sorry dude, I kept forgetting. Hey it’s not like it’s completely non-functional-”
As he spoke his panel glitched. Brett hit it with his fist and it unfroze.
“It’s fine.” he said in response to Menah-Tal’s face. Menah-Tal looked like he was about to have an aneurysm.
Menah-Tal reverted to his native Makjai Temas as he left engineering swearing viciously about the “impossible humans.”
Edit: I had two people point out that parsecs are in fact, not a measure of time. Thanks for keeping me on my toes, guys.
This is a practice page before I begin on actual thing. I’m going through some more test runs and seeing what needs to be changed. For sure I need to work on pacing, and making the original file size bigger for my own sake. In this page I wanted a quick action scene, with a sickly colored background.
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Visual development and background for the Underfell Fangame @underfellfangame Tried some pixel animation. It loops in game maker. :)
While ago I was asked if I would like to do some BGs for the upcoming UF fangame and here is one of a few of them. They are really nice and it’s cool to see so many talented people working on one thing together. They have a demo posted if you are interested in giving the game a test run while it is still in the making.
For Context: So it’s my first time playing DnD, I’m playing with 2 other friends who’ve also never played, and two friends who have one of which is the dm. We’re running a small combat test scenario with our characters vs some bandits and orcs. Our party consists of an Aarakocra Monk, a Human Fighter who’s focused on archery, an Elf Cleric, and myself a Teifling Bard. The encounter starts when the Aarakocra Monk charges into the cave straight into 2 orcs and a bandit which are taken care of easily by the Monk and Fighter. After a long rest we push further into the cave into another group of enemies, this time two bandits and a single orc. The Fighter uses his sharpshooter shot and completely vaporizes the one bandit and the other bandit runs further into the cave. The orc is now blocked off from the other bandit by our Monk
Me(ooc): I wanna try and persuade the orc to either abandon the bandits or join our team
DM: You have to roll a persuasion check then
*Rolls a 15+3*
DM: The orc is now seriously reconsidering his allegiance to the bandits
Elf(ooc) Can I give him a hug to try to further persuade him
Aarakocra: While you guys do that I’m going to go check out the bandits last known location
The Aarakocra flies across the open cave discovering the bandit ran further into the cave to alert their boss who is now looking right at the monk who is in stabbing range
DM: The bandit chief is going to attack you with his flurry of blows attack *rolls* two hits and a miss you take 15 damage
Aarakocra: Welp I’m dead
Me(ooc): Okay I want to move past the orc into cover and then cast thaumaturgy on my voice to try and intimidate the bandits, but as I pass the orc I want to hand him piece of gold and tell him to get out of here and get a drink.
DM: Okay, what do you want to say?
Me: I say “This is the royal guard, put your weapons down, your hands up, and come out slowly and we won’t execute you on site
DM: Alright now roll an intimidation check
*Rolls a nat20*
DM: D…Did you just roll a nat20…
Me (Not knowing what a nat20 is): Is that bad?
DM: *Getting a little annoyed* A nat20 is a guaranteed success, all the bandits put their weapons down and put their hands behind their heads
Me(ooc): Did I just ruin the encounter?
DM: THE CHIEF HAD 64 HP, HE WAS SUPPOSED TO TEACH YOU ABOUT PARTY MEMBER DEATHS